Categories: General News, Home, News and Events, Other, Our Perspective

Changing the Conversation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study): Changing the conversation from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” It’s a common misconception that what happens to you in the past, is just that, in the past. Maybe you experienced trauma in your childhood, but why does that matter? Childhood experiences, both positive and …

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Trust Your Gut

The vast majority of offenders do not look, act, or speak in any way that would identify them as sex offenders. They rarely wear trench coats or masks. They’re hard to spot, but not because they’re in disguise. It’s because they look like you and me. In fact, 90% of children who are victims of …

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Talking to Kids About Abuse in the News

As an adult, talking to kids about child sexual abuse can be a pretty scary thought. In today’s world, media is everywhere – on our TVs, on our phones, and on the radio on the way to school – and as cases are discussed in the news, it creates a perfect opportunity to talk to …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, General News, Home, Other, Survivor Stories

Human Trafficking

Children are sexually exploited everyday. No matter where you live, chances are it is happening nearby. Some victims are sold for sex by their parents or family members, some are lured with false promises of jobs, and some become romantically involved with someone who then exploits them. Sex trafficking, considered a type of human trafficking, …

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Categories: Guest Blog, Other, Success Stories, Survivor Stories

A Personal Journey

My name is Timalee and I’m a survivor of child sexual abuse. I was abused at the hands of my paternal Grandfather from about ages 5 to 13. I was in my late 20’s when I first disclosed my secret. At that time, my Mom said the magic words “It’s not your fault,” which were …

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